Pledge

Support Responsible Microloans and Bootstrap Those in Extreme Poverty

About the Pledge

Today, about 1.3 billion people live in extreme poverty, making less than $1 a day. Seventy percent of them are women.  

Dependable microloans can change the lives of individuals, especially women, in communities all over the world. Microloans help borrowers build safe, stable, and sustainable homes for their families, and they give entrepreneurs the ability to start their own businesses. As microloans succeed in communities, these individuals can make greater investments in their children’s education, provide adequate nutrition to their families, and in effect lower the overall risk of disease.

Help bring families out of poverty. Stand with organizations such as Kiva, Opportunity International, Jamii Bora Bank, Whole Planet Foundation and Grameen America: Support responsible microloans.

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I pledge to stand with organizations such as Kiva, Opportunity International, Jamii Bora Bank, Whole Planet Foundation and Grameen America in supporting responsible microloans and their ability to bring families out of poverty.  

I pledge to:

  • See the tangible, positive effects microloans have had on the lives of individuals in places such as Iraq, Palestine, Bolivia, and Mongolia.
  • Give a Kiva Card today, and support a borrower of my choice. I will help individuals in more than 70 countries become entrepreneurs, pursue their education, and change their lives for the better.
  • Invest in a family, which will then reinvest in its own family through Opportunity International.
  • Educate myself on the tools for responsible microfinance and how to recognize exploitative practices such as high interest rates and aggressive debt collection tactics.
  • Donate to Whole Planet Foundation

Supporters

  • 1998
    Marilee Urban
    3 hours ago
  • 1997
    Eva Van Mieghem
    7 hours ago
  • 1996
    Marco A F Simioni
    7 hours ago
  • 1995
    Angela Mc Mahon
    22 hours ago
  • 1994
    Marianne Van Ophuijsen
    1 day ago
  • 1993
    Brian Shaw
    1 day ago
  • 1992
    Anna Howes
    1 day ago
  • 1991
    Susan Hill
    1 day ago
  • 1990
    Anonymous
    1 day ago
  • 1989
    Amarpal Cheema
    1 day ago
  • 1988
    Anonymous
    1 day ago
  • 1987
    Lois Nottingham
    2 days ago
  • 1986
    Annick Massé
    2 days ago
  • 1985
    Laura Atkinson
    2 days ago

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